US 1275904 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
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WRAPPEIL Specicaton of Letters Patent.
Patented Aug. 13, 1913.
Application filed July 17, 1916. Serial No. 109,730.
useful Improvements in Wrappers, of which for a single article.
the' following is a specication.
'lhis invention `relates to a wrapper for wrapping articles of various kinds, more particularly candy, lgum and other objects. ln the case of gum, single sticks are wrapped up in tin foil, and then are covered with a tube of paper formed from a sheet. This cover reaches closely to the ends of the gum, in order that the package shall appear attractive. v
. A number of these sticks are then wrapped :up in a package by means of a second sheet formed into a tube, this outer sheet holding the several single sticks together in one package, sticks close to their ends. It is diiiicult to remove one of the sticks from such a package, and it is' also diiicult to remove the single stick from the single package, with out tearing the outer cover.
The objectct this invention is to provide a wrapper fora single stick or article, so as to enable that article to be removed from its cover or tube readily. It also has y'for its object theremovingofsingle sticks :trema package ot wrapped sticks, or articles. I carry this out by means of the following devices l Figure 1 shows a wrapper laid out dat Figs. 2 and 3 show edge and top views respectively, of an article wrapped with the wrapper of Fig. 1.
Fig. l showsa sheet for wrapping a series of articles. Figs. 5 and 6 show edge and top views, respectively, of a series of articles wrapped as shown in Figs. 2 and 3, when the sheet is made into 'a tube.
Fig. 7 shows the package of Fig. 5 with one of the articles slid endwise partly from the package. 1
Fig. 8 shows the manner of removing a stick from the package of Fig. 6.
Fig. 9 shows an edge view of the article of Fig. 2, partly removed from its wrapper. Fig. 10 shows a view of Fig. 9, and the man ner in which'theartcle is removed from its wrapper.
llt is desirable that the package on its top side, as shown in Fig. 3', where a single article is wrapped, and also on its top side as and thus covering the. inner.
shown in Fig. 6, where a series of articles are wrapped, should cover as much of the article as possible. For that reason the outer wrapper is kept equal to the full length, 0r 60 nearly to the full length of the inclosed article.
12 shows the wrapper laid out flat, and having two notches 13 and 14., and two flaps 15 and 16. around the article 18, as shown in Figs. 2 and 3. The wrapper is this instance, is a little shorter than the article to be wrapped, although the wrapper may be equal to the length of the article, which in someinstances maybe preferred.
The wrapper 12 is so folded around the article that the notches 13 and 14 are disposed at the edges of the article 18, so that.
the flap portion 16 projects beyond the bot- 75 tom 19 of the notches, and thus serves to coverl over the article 18 on top and bottom close to its end, but leaving an exposed portion 20-20 at each edge of the article 18.
By seizing the edge voit the wrapper of a 30 single stick by fingers 21--21, as shown in Fig. 10, and also seizing article '1 8 by the fingers 22--22, at the exposed portions 20 of the article, the latter may be readily slid endwise out of the tube 12'.
25. represents an outer wrapper, being' notched at 26-27,y and having intermediate laps 28 and 29. This wrapper 25 is wrapped around a series of articles, as 'for example fivel wrapped articles 18, as shown in Figs. 45 and 6, the outer wrapper being Iformed into a tube and pasted together so as tohold these articles together.
The flap portions 28, 29, vare placed over the top and'bottom of the package, shown 95 in Fig. 6, and the notched portions. 264-27v come opposite to each other, thus exposing the edges of the articles 18, wrapped in their wrappers 12.
The wrapped articles of Fig. 2 are placed 100 in the outer tube withtheir Anotched exposed edges 20 beneath thed left hand end 30 of the wrapper 2.5.01 Fig. 5, so that these notched edges of the single articles, are not exposed. The opposite covered edges 32 105 of the single'articles o'l Figs. 2 and 3 are, however, exposed when wrapped in the tube of Figs. 5 and 6.
. -The object of this arrangement is t0 enable one be removed rom the package of Fi s.v 5 and 6, without pulling the article tsel out of The wrapper 12 is wrapped 65 sinfgle article with its wrapper to its own wrapper, which would be the case if the notched edges of both covers were placed at the same end of the package.
Fig. 7 shows one wrapped article 18 with its tube being removed from the package of five wrapped articles, and this is accomplished by grasping the whole package by the n'gers 35 and 36, and then grasping the exposed edge 32, 32 of one of the articles by means of the lingers 37 and 38.
The invention claimed is l. A wrapper 'for gum and confections comprising a wide and thin paper tube that is open at bot-h ends, is oblong in transverse section, and that for a short distance back from one end has its narrow side walls and also portions of its wide front and back walls adjacent to the side walls, cut away so that the edges and small sections of the topv and bottom near the edges of a thin article inclosed by the tube will be exposed and may be grasped lfor withdrawal from the tube without gripping the wrapper forming the tube.
2f A series of wrappers formed of a series of sheets, and folded inw tubes, each around an article, one end of each tube having two oppositely cut away notches, and two intermediate laps between the notches; combined with a second outer sheet folded into a tube around said series of wrapped articles, said latter tube having two oppositely cut away notches and two intermediate flaps between the notches.
3. A series of wrappers formed of a series of sheets, and folded into tubes, each around an article, one end of each tube having two oppositely cut away notches, and two intermediate flaps between the notches; combined with a second outer sheet folded into atube around said series of wrapped articles, said latter tube having two oppositely cut away notches and two iintermediate flaps between the notches, said notches and flaps being placed opposite to and endwise of the notches of the inner wrapped articles; the cut away notches of the inner wrapped articles being covered by the uncut end of the outer tube.
SIDNEY S. GROTTA.